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Alana /ala-na/ as a girls' name is pronounced ah-LAH-nah. It is of Old German and Hawaiian origin, and the meaning of Alana is "precious; awakening".

A rather modern Latinate feminine form of Alan. Also possibly from the Gaelic "ailin" meaning "little rock" or possibly derived from Elaine or Helen. Award-winning pop vocalist Alanis Morissette; actress Lana Turner.


Alana has 33 variants: Alaina, Alaine, Alanah, Alane, Alani, Alanis, Alanna, Alannah, Alawna, Alayne, Alene, Aleyna, Aleynah, Aleyne, Alie, Allana, Alleen, Allena, Allene, Alleynah, Alleyne, Allina, Allinah, Allyn, Allyna, Alona, Alonna, Lana, Lanah, Lanna, Lannah, Lannie and Lanny.

Alana has 42 more different relations via Alanis, Elaine, Helen, Lana: Ailene, Alanice, Alayna, Aleanor, Alena, Aline, Allaine, Alyona, Elaene, Elain, Elaina, Elaine, Elaini, Elainia, Elainna, Elan, Elana, Elane, Elanna, Elayna, Elayne, Elena, Eleni, Ella, Ellane, Elliana, Galina, Halina, Helaina, Helana, Helena, Ileana, Ilene, Ilka, Ilona, Jelena, Lanae, Lean, Leana, Lena, Lina and Yelena.

Kreatif forms: Alaana, Anana. [more]

pinHow popular is Alana?

Alana is a very prominent first name for women (#794 out of 4276, Top 19%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#67522 out of 150436, Top 45%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Displayed below is the birth name history of Alana for girls. Alana was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its peak position of #143 in the U.S. in the year 2007, and is currently at #198. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alana name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alana outside U.S.

Alaina (#190 from recent data), Alani (#612), Alanna (#526), Alannah (#947), Alayna (#217), Alena (#617), Alene, Aline, Allene, Elaina (#281), Elaine (#654), Elayne, Elena (#121), Ella (#17), Elliana (#296), Helen (#404), Helena (#502), Ileana, Ilene, Lana (#351), Leana, Lena (#279) and Lina (#767) are the popular varying forms of Alana (#198 from recent data). Adoption of these relations of Alana is well-received among parents today (average #582), except for forms like Helen which have become less stylish. Helen is more universally found than the rest, though Ella is currently higher in the list.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alana, Alaina, Alani, Alanna, Alannah in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alayna, Alena, Alene, Aline, Allene in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elaina, Elaine, Elayne, Elena, Ella in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elliana, Helen, Helena, Ileana, Ilene in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lana, Leana, Lena, Lina in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alana, Alanna, Alannah, Elaine, Ella outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lena, Lina outside U.S.

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Alana is pronounced similarly to Ailani, Aleena, Alianna, Aliena, Allonia, Alonia, Alwinna, Alwyna, Alynah, Eilona, Elanie, Eleana, Eleanna, Ellena, Ellina, Elyana, Ilana, Ilania, Ilianna, Illiana, Oliana, Olina, Olinia, Wilona and Yllona. Other suggested similar baby names are Abina, Adana, Adara, Agna, Aivana, Alaia, Alaisa, Alala, Alamea, Alanza, Alaya, Aldana, Aldara, Alea, Aleea, Alida, Alima, Aliza, Alla, Allma, Alma, Aloma, Alonza, Aluma, Alyne, Amana, Ana, Anaca, Ananda, Anaya, Apona, Arina, Arlana, Aruna, Atlanta, Avana, Aviana, Ayana, Ayanna, Brana, Flana, Jana, Jilana, Juana, Kalana, Malana, Osana, Qiana, Roana and Tiana. These names tend to be less commonly used than Alana.